Searching for Elvis

Back late last night after a rare night out so £1 in the pot to Unicef and my apologies for skipping a post. We saw a chameleon like film by Danny Boyle called Trance. If they weren’t worried about censorship, they would have called it mindfuck. I liked it because it was different, unlike all the mainstream pap they were showing in the trailers beforehand. The unexpected stands out and commands respect and this film was riddled with it. 

Star quality is often borne out of the unexpected and I don’t mean just celebrities. The same can be said of individuals in companies, charities and other organisations. Those who think laterally and do something remarkable. 

I’m not a fan of talent shows, but I do quite enjoy the BBC’s ‘The Voice’ because the judges are all singers rather than promoters and I like that the auditions are blind so they make judgements purely on singing quality, tone and pitch. It was interesting that nearly all of the singers they chose took a mainstream song and altered it quite dramatically in style. The judges were looking for the next big thing and that wasn’t going to be found in copycat singing. 

There is a place for everyone in society but one of the key roles is that of Elvis – someone who has the confidence and ability to try something different to potentially create ‘the next big thing’. That talent is found more frequently in certain professions and not enough in others – such as politics, which is a shame.

I am blogging every day to raise money for Unicef. If you are able to support the campaign, please visit my page on the Unicef website.

Thanks for reading,



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